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Online Course

COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

University of Edinburgh via FutureLearn


Learn to manage critical care patients whilst protecting yourself and your peers

“One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity: the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient”
Francis W. Peabody, Harvard Medical School 1925

This course will teach you how to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will learn the daily practice for frontline clinical staff supporting critical care patients with and without COVID-19, and how to apply ventilation and organ support principles to the care of a critically ill coronavirus patient.

Staff and patient safety are paramount. This course will help you to facilitate your own emotional and physical self-care and well-being in this high-stress, high-risk environment.

You will also learn about the required PPE and reflect on the practices necessary to emotionally support yourself and your colleagues.

This course has been designed for frontline clinical staff who are caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes a wide range of healthcare professionals in acute care, from many different clinical speciality backgrounds.

You may have some previous critical care experience or none.

The information will support those refreshing critical care knowledge and skills, newly qualified doctors, those who are upskilling, and those returning to acute clinical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taught by

Graham Nimmo

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    COVID -19 is very pendamic situation where all world is facing the challenge to fight with this. We have need to ensure that we would have to maintain social distancing. Hand wash should be done atleast by 20 seconds on every alternative hours. Ensuring the face mask to move outside from home.
    As we have also started to support needy person in such situation. We are raining the fund by online and using them to provide in slum colonies and we'll. Providing meals and breakfast to labours as well.

    As on we have provided Rashan and dry foods more than 300 families who are not able to earn and run their families in such tough time.
  • Ankita Mishra is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I find it damn interesting as we are complaining we have nothing to do in this quarantine this is our gateway
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A very important course showing how to deal with Covid patients and the method of exercises and procedures to be followed in health institutions for patients in these cases, reinforced by recent sources and the latest research in this regard
  • Farrukh Raza

    Farrukh Raza completed this course.

    very informative and helpful as different medical terms regarding the Corona virus defined easily and furthermore and practicals added time by time to clear the confusions regarding the treatment.
  • Zubaidaaftab completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    this course is very easy,approchable. it is easy to understand. pdf are very knowledful.this course is useful for trained medical person.use of ppe, control of infection.covid 19 effect to prevent care of it. i am serving trained nurse i enjoy these topics. COURSE IS VERY EASY.i am very great ful.organizing team are very good.i am old student of future learn.selection of topic language ,fonts writing all are very good.students are able to learn how to treat covid 19. SIGN SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 PATIENTS.peoples are not knowing about disease infection dirrect children, hospitalized with severe disease. in severity patient with low oxygen level or needing oxygen therapy.
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    Raj Gowtham

    Raj Gowtham completed this course.

    After completing the 6 week challenge I don't get the certificate yet.
    Many of them were not got the certificate. If you can't provide the certificate then why telling free certificate and all..... Stop fooling us like this.....
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